Tuesday Apr 08, 2014

Tech Article: Building a Cloud-Based Data Center - Part 1

Tech Article: Building a Cloud-Based Data Center - Part 1 by Ron Larson and Richard Friedman
This article discusses the factors to consider when building a cloud,
the cloud capabilities offered by Oracle Solaris 11, and the structure of Oracle Solaris Remote Lab, an Oracle implementation of an Oracle Solaris 11 cloud. 

Topics included in this article:

Why a Cloud? And Why Oracle Solaris 11?
Cloud Benefits—Solving Business Needs
The Cloud as Multitier Data Center Virtualization
OS Virtualization with Oracle Solaris Zones
The Cloud as a Service
Choosing the Virtualization Model That Fits
Advantages of Creating a Cloud Using Oracle Solaris Zones
Oracle Solaris Remote Lab—An Overview

This is the first in a series of articles that show how to build a cloud with Oracle Solaris 11.
In our next article, we take a look at how Oracle Solaris 11 provides data security for Oracle Solaris Remote Lab.


Wednesday Feb 06, 2013

Building your developer cloud using Solaris 11

Solaris 11 combines all the good stuff that Solaris 10 has in terms
of enterprise scalability, performance and security and now the new cloud
technologies
.

During the last year I had the opportunity to work on one of the
most challenging engineering projects at Oracle,
building developer cloud for our OPN Gold members in order qualify their applications on Solaris 11.

This cloud platform provides an intuitive user interface for VM provisioning by selecting VM images pre-installed with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 or Oracle WebLogic Server 12c , In addition to that simple file upload and file download mechanisms.

We used the following Solaris 11 cloud technologies in order to build this platform, for example:


Oracle Solaris 11 Network Virtualization
Oracle Solaris Zones
ZFS encryption and cloning capability
NFS server inside Solaris 11 zone


You can find the technology building blocks slide deck here .


For more information about this unique cloud offering see .

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